An application for a Long Term Stay Permit is formally required for anyone who intends to work or study in the Slovak Republic. The application (in Slovak) must be accompanied by:
- A preliminary job agreement
- Notification of acceptance for study or training
- Legal copy of entry into the commercial register or legal documentation of a company's origin
More specific information on applying for work and residency permits can be obtained from the Slovak Embassy.
> FINDING A JOB
Young people that are faced with the working world usually go to the National Labour Offices.
The Internet has grown strong in the country, although most of the information is still to be translated into English. You will find a comprehensive list of useful websites in our recommended sites on this page.
Finding a job online can be difficult, due to the poor online resources available. Nevertheless, you can post ads and browse through hundreds of job offers on the Internet.
Local papers remain the most efficient way of finding a job. So check the websites we offer here, and buy copies of newspapers in Slovakia once you are there. This way you should find a job without any problems (if you speak the language of course). Not many people speak English in Slovakia.
Since you may need a job agreement with a potential employer in order for you to get a residency permit, try to find a job as soon as possible. This procedure might take a while.
> USEFUL LINKS
JOBS IN SLOVAKIA: www.ponuky.sk
INFO BANK: www.infobank.sk
HVB BANK: www.baca.sk
> LOCAL PAPERS
SLOVAK SPECTATOR: www.slovakspectator.sk
NOVY CAS: www.novycas.sk
> FOR MORE INFORMATION
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Hlboká 2 833 36 Bratislava
811 03 Bratislava 1
Tel: +421 2 5441 2585
Fax: +421 2 5441 3202